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One World One Heart 2011

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by Just Add Glitter and Stir for the One World One Heart blog extravaganza!

This amazing event is hosted by Lisa of A Whimsical Bohemian as a way to connect bloggers around the world! This is my first and unfortunately last year to participate since Lisa will no longer be running the event but hey, we have this year so let's blog it up! :D OWOH runs from today, January 31st until Thursday, February 17th and I just happen to have a little prize for one lucky blogger! :D

For you first time visitors, I'd like to tell you a little about me and what I like to blog about:

My name is Maggi, lover of craftiness, vintage and blogs, oh my! My husband and I met on Xbox Live playing video games and we're basically a couple of geeky kids.

I'm a stay at home mom to my 2 year old daughter, Toot.

I am currently pregnant with our second daughter (suggestions for nicknames welcome! lol) who will supposedly make her appearance in May.

This blog is mainly …

Blogoversary Winners Announced!

Hi everyone!

First, I'd like to thank the Academy...wait, no I mean all of you for your kind comments and well wishes for my 2 year blogoversary! Here are all of the winners for my giveaways. If you have won and have not yet heard from me, please e-mail me your mailing address to justaddglitter @ gmail . com ASAP. Thanks!

So without further ado...

*drum roll*

Winner of the

is: Julie from Life with the Tucker and Wolek Clan!

Winner of the

is: Carmen from Whoopidoo...ings!

Winner of the

is: Christy from That's Who I Am!

Winner of the

is: Ada from Of Woods and Words

Winner of the

is: Kathie from Just a Happy Housewife!

Congrats to all of the winners! If you didn't win this time around, you'll get another chance soon I'm sure. Methinks I need to start making more cupcake scarves. lol

Thanks again for entering and for being a part of Just Add Glitter and Stir! I'll see you tomorrow for the One World One Heart event.

Friday Night Fab Five: The Tube

Hi everyone!

Don't forget, you've got until Midnight EST U.S. time tonight to get your entries in my Blogoversary Giveaways. Links at the top of the blog! I'll announce the winners sometime tomorrow. :)

Welcome to this week's Friday Night Fab Five where I list 5 things I enjoy, adore or otherwise love for the week. This week I've got some current TV favorites and some random stuff as well. :)

1. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

(Image: Starz)

Yesssssssssssssssssssss! Spartacus is back and since Andy Whitfield was not able to return due to cancer (Screw you, cancer!), Starz was smart enough to give us a season of back story. The first episode was last week and already I can tell that it's going to be twice as violent and dirty as the first season. You can Netflix stream both the whole first season and the current season as episodes are shown...woo hoo!

2. Toot and the iPhone

So this is an older video of Toot from July 2010 where she's playing with my iPhone. I…

Intelligent Conversations Married People Have

Hi everyone!

I know that normally I stay on the lighter side of things but today I'd like to get serious...

It's time for an intelligent, thought provoking conversation by two mature adults who are married with kid(s)...

Scene: Watching Disney's "Cinderella"
Time: Evening
Day: Don't remember

Me: You know, as far as Disney Villains go, the wicked Stepmother got off pretty easy.

Husband: What do you mean?

Me: Well, knowing how nice and crap Cinderella is, she probably ended up giving Stepmother a bunch of money anyway, plus Stepmother doesn't get in trouble or anything for abusing this chick.

Husband: Wait but doesn't she fall off a cliff and die?

Me: No, that's the Queen from Snow White.

Husband: Does she hang herself in vines?

Me: No that's Tarzan.

Husband: Fall off a castle?

Me: That's Beauty and the Beast.

Husband: Cursed to live in a lamp as a genie?

Me: That's Aladdin.

Husband: Eaten by hyenas?

Me: That's The Lion King and don't th…

My Lasso of Glitter...I Mean Truth

Hi everyone!

Remember my post from yesterday, "Turn Your Flats From Flat to Fabulous"? Well I'm back today to show you what else I created using the glitter shoe tutorial posted over at We Are Not Martha.

Now, so the shoes turned out great but I had TONS of blue and silver glitter Mod Podge left over. I couldn't possibly let that dry out and go to waste...right? Enter the tweens!

This is a box I altered for my Wonderland Swap and when they went on clearance, I decided to snag a few more so it occurred to me that this box was dying to be glittered up, yes? So I started here:

My fab friend Callista sent me a Wonder Woman pin and since Wonder Woman is AWESOME, that pin became the inspiration for my glitter box. This is the front:

Here's the top of the box with the pin:

And as for the inside...KA-POW!

Wonder Woman herself, circa my childhood when I would get into my closet, spin around and jump out ready to deflect bullets with my bracelets and catch the baddies with m…

Turn Your Flats From Flat to Fabulous

Hi everyone!

Today I'd like to share a tutorial I found, my result from that tutorial and then tomorrow I'll show you how my new technique snowballed into something glittery and full of kick butt-edness.

The tutorial in question is this glitter shoe tutorial posted over at We Are Not Martha. I actually had a pair of abandoned flats just waiting for me to glitter up! Best part is that it looked super easy and relatively cheap to try out. This technique would be perfect for those Halloween costumes, New Year's parties or if you're like me, mopping the kitchen floor.

So this is what I started with:

And this is what I ended up with:

Ooooooo, sparkly! Make sure to visit the link above for the entire process but I will give you a tip: Read the instructions. Ha!

I initially thought I could remember the tutorial so I only read it a couple of times before giving it a shot. (Being the kind of person that says "poo poo" to instruction manuals, lol) So instead of mixing …

Pick Your Battles

Hi everyone!

Before I get started I wanted to make you aware of a couple of places where I've guest blogged lately. The first is a post entitled "Organize Your Inspiration" over at Gauche Alchemy and the other is a quick post on why I blog over at Little Red Crafting Corner. Cazhugs is a new blogger who created Little Red Crafting Corner and I would LOVE to see some people visit and leave her some love. Blogging can be tough when you're first starting out so let's show her what a great community we have going here! Thanks!!!

So you're probably aware of the saying, "Pick your battles". This can be applied to any facet of life but being the mother of a two year old, I'm finding that "picking my battles" becomes an hourly thing around here.

Recently I could not, for the LIFE of me, keep Toot out of the dog's water bowl. She saw him drinking out of it and all of a sudden just HAD to start drinking out of it herself. And of course h…

Blogoversary Giveaway Day 5: Take the Cake

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the last day of blogoversary giveaways here at Just Add Glitter and Stir. Thank you for all of the kind comments and entries this week! If you missed any, be sure to get your entry in for the other giveaway goodies: Crocheted Birdie, Detailed4UCollections Mini Album, Rocket Popsicle Scarf, Faerie Moon Creations Butterfly Necklace.

You are welcome to enter any or all of my giveaways this week and this is worldwide so don't be shy! :)

For my last giveaway, how about a custom cupcake scarf for the winner?

That's right, the winner of this giveaway will win a cupcake scarf in their choice of colors (one for the frosting, one for the cake) and I'll whip it up for them personally. :) The cupcake scarf is based on the pattern from Twinkie Chan's book.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post by Midnight on Friday, January 28th. All winners will be chosen and notified on Saturday, January 29th. Be sure to leave an e-mail address to co…

Blogoversary Giveaway Day 4: Butterfly Beauty

Hi everyone!

If you've missed any of my blogoversary giveaways, here is Monday's: Crocheted Birdie, Tuesday's: Detailed4UCollections Mini Album and Wednesday's: Rocket Popsicle Scarf

You are welcome to enter any or all of my giveaways this week and this is worldwide so don't be shy! :)

Today I am SO excited to be able to offer one lucky person this GORGEOUS butterfly necklace created by the one and only Theresa of Faerie Moon Creations!

Isn't this fabulous?! There's no rule against the giveaway hostess entering her own giveaways, right? Hmmmm.... ;) I have featured Faerie Moon Creations on my blog before and as an admirer as well as a customer of FMC, I can safely say that all of her pieces are gorgeous, well made and reasonably priced. Theresa also provides excellent customer service, you always have fun buying from her shop!

I just love the amber colored beads and of course the bling-y butterfly is my favorite part! :) This would be beautiful to wear wit…

Blogoversary Giveaway Day 3: Rocket Man! Uh, I Mean Scarf!

Hi everyone!

Today is January 19th and it's my official blogoversary! Two years ago today I started this blog and I'm so happy that it's still blogging strong! I'm grateful to all of you that continue to read my blog (and comment!) and I hope this is only the beginning so thank you, thank you, thank you!

If you missed them, here is Monday's giveaway: Crocheted Birdie and here is Tuesday's giveaway: Detailed4UCollections Mini Album!

You are welcome to enter any or all of my giveaways this week and this is worldwide so don't be shy! :)

Now for today's's brought to you straight from my own crochet hook and I hope you like it. :D Please to enjoy: the Rocket Popsicle Scarf!

I crocheted this super fun scarf based on a pattern in Twinkie Chan's book and I couldn't be happier-it's so fun and full of sugary crafty goodness!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post by Midnight on Friday, January 28th. All winners …

Blogoversary Giveaway Day 2: Sparkly Love

Hi everyone!

Just in case you missed it, my 2 year blogoversary is this week and all week long I'm giving away some awesome prizes to thank you all for being a part of Just Add Glitter and Stir! Yesterday I announced my Crocheted Birdie giveaway so be sure to leave a comment on that post for your chance to win!

You are welcome to enter any or all of my giveaways this week and this is worldwide so don't be shy! :)

Today I'm giving away something sparkly and C-U-T-E from the sweetest Artfire store you'll ever see, Detailed 4U Collections by the sweetest blogger you'll ever meet, Jacque.

She and her 10 year old daughter, K create the cutest embellishments, hair accessories and altered paper bag albums, planners and calendars. Their shop has something for crafty types and for those that want handmade without using their own hands to make it. :) Jacque has created this fabulous paper bag mini album that will find a home with one lucky person who comments on THIS POST by …

Blogoversary Giveaway Day 1: Little Birdie

Hi everyone!

Well well well, here we are! As I've been gently alluding to all last week, this week (Wednesday specifically) marks 2 years of blogging here at Just Add Glitter and Stir and to mark the occasion, I'm having a WEEK of giveaways! You are welcome to enter any or all of my giveaways this week and this is worldwide so don't be shy! :)

Today's giveaway is this a-dorable little crocheted birdie just dying to fly off to be a part of your home. :)

This sweet guy was made using a pattern from Attic24 and I just love him!

He'd be a great addition to a window, desk, wall or wherever he can find a nest. :P Toot's been on me to give him to her so quick, someone win little birdie before she steals it!!!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post by Midnight on Friday, January 28th. All winners will be chosen and notified on Saturday, January 29th. Be sure to leave an e-mail address to contact you if it's not enabled in your profile! If I…

Why I Blog

Hi everyone!

Tomorrow starts my week of giveaways to celebrate my 2 year blogoversary!!! Monday thru Friday there will be a new awesome who-knows-what up for grabs so make sure to come back!

I don't usually post on Sundays but before the crazy week of giveaways start, I wanted to take a minute to tell you how I started this blog and why I continue to blog today.

Beckie from Infarrantly Creative wrote a fantastic series of posts entitled My Blog Story in which she recounts the origin of her blog and how it's grown in its 3 1/2 years. This blog of mine hasn't been around quite as long but with my 2 year blogoversary coming up this Wednesday the 19th, I thought I would post my thoughts on how far this blog has come and why I still blog today.

I started this blog primarily because I had another blog that was strictly about my gaming life and wanted to have a space where I felt more comfortable writing about the everyday. Husband, kid, life in general, etc.

Toot when I first sta…

Friday Night Fab Five: Dreamy

Hi everyone and welcome to this week's Friday Night Fab Five where I list 5 things I'm drooling over, love or generally wish was mine...all MINE! This week I'm getting selfish and dreamy eyed, ogling all sorts of precious things that belong with me but sorry to say, are slightly out of my price range. :P

We all have expensive things we dream about (new car, new house, major vacation, etc) but there are those "little things" that don't cost quite a house but still has our budgets making the puke face. ---> :x So this week's Friday Night Fab Five is celebrating those pretty little things that must stay virtual...for now. :D

1. Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Shimmer Dust


This fabulous shimmer dust is so sparkly and DREAMY and in this vintage-esque atomizer? Heavenly! I keep getting weird looks from the Sephora chicks though because I run in, shimmer dust the crap outta myself and then look at the bottle with sad puppy dog eyes as I sl…